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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, parent approval edition

1. Be gay like the B-52’s are gay at Kweendom, a night of comedy, characters and storytelling, featuring Rebecca Shortall, Jessica Henderson, Matt Grote, and more. (Friday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE)

2. No cups are involved at Two Guys, Two Girls, where two men wrote a play for two women and vice versa, which brings a comedic theatrical experiment that aims to explore and satirize gender behaviors and norms. (Friday, Vital Joint, $5)

3. You think you know, but you have no idea about The Real History of Thanksgiving, covering the whole history from what really happened in Plymouth to how immigrants changed the holiday and how the menus have changed. (Friday, Brooklyn Brainery, $10)

4. See it on the big screen at the Dance Film Festival, celebrating national and international dance-based films that stretch the boundaries of what would be possible on the stage. (Fri-Sat, Triskelion Arts, $20)

5. Celebrate 25 years of Rubulad at Alive at 25!, with parties over two nights, with a quilt made from 500 vintage Rubulad guest crotch Polaroids, a recreation of the original building, video from past parties, and much more. (Fri-Sat, Rubulad, $3-15)


See how Thanksgiving menus have changed (#3). Photo via BK Brainery

6. Shop til you drop at BK Queer Flea: Housewarming, which returns at a new home, so join BKQF vets along with a bevy of fresh faces as they celebrate queer art, music, fashion, photography and food. (Saturday, 3 Dollar Bill, FREE)

7. Bring ya kids, bring ya wife to Brooklyn Talks: Bold & Brave, and join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Maira Kalman for the release of their new children’s book about ten suffragists who fought for women’s right to vote. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, $16 includes museum admission)

8. Take a gander through Engaged Editions, a group exhibition of artists’ books, creative publications, and prints used to promote collaborative advocacy, foster community engagement, and address social justice issues. (Saturday, Brooklyn Army Terminal, FREE)

9. Have a sanctuary in the city in Sweat Saturdays, a monthly shvitz party for queer women and trans and non-binary people, with a heated yurt, fire pit, and an outdoor shower for the cool down. (Saturday, Nowadays, $15)

10. Two is better than one at The Simple Show, a monthly show for laughs and learning with the theme of duos, featuring comedy from Brian Fiddyment, Edy Modica, Joey Price, Sam Weiss, and more. (Saturday, The Footlight, $5 suggested)

11. Introduce yourself to new music at Songs Where We Sleep, a chill night of good music and great people with live music, introducing artists and musicians to new viewers and listeners in a fellow music-lover’s apartment. (Saturday, Flatbush, $10)

12. Feel rage and nostalgia at Rebel! A Riot Grrrl Party and heal your soul on as you dance your butt off to Riot Grrrl and 90s anthems all night long. (Saturday, Drty Smmr, $7)

13. A night of high refinement and low restraint, God Is My Co-Pilot / Fire-Toolz promises an evening of raw and experimental song form, reconstructed noise, and genre promiscuity. (Saturday, ISSUE Project Room, $15)

14. The stakes are high at Parental Approval as NYC comedians vie for the approval of a judging panel of parents where the most mom and dad-pleasing comedian of the night wins a special prize. (Saturday, Friends and Lovers, FREE)

15. Be a freak on a leash at Nüvember Nü-Metal Night, because most emo kids used to be KoRn kids back in the day, so come and rock out to your favorite old nu metal, with cheap drink specials all night. (Saturday, King’s Tavern, FREE)


NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wrote a children’s book (#7). Photo via.

16. Get your sweet tooth ready for the Brooklyn Chocolate Fest, and sample each chocolate booth which will have their own unique menu available, and purchase all types of chocolate as gifts, or bring home to enjoy for later. (Sunday, Aviator Sports and Events Center, $10)

17. Look for the people with the sketchbooks at SKTCH BKLYN: Brooklyn Museum, so bring your preferred artistic medium for an afternoon of sketching buildings, people, flora, fauna, or whatever strikes your fancy. (Sunday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE, $16 admission suggested)

18. Time to start buyin’ at Holiday Flea, with clothes, books, accessories, art, candles, custom glassware, comics, video games and so much more, with drink specials during the event and free comedy after. (Sunday, Dromedary Bar, FREE)

19. It’s chili outside, so warm up with the Chili Takedown, where around 25 home chefs fight to save the earth with their best chili recipe, for honor and to win a Le Creuset. (Sunday, Murmrr, $25)

20. You be the judge at Come See If This Works or Not, where Jon Glaser tries out some classic bits to see if they might work for a live special. Then, help him decide if it’s a great idea or a misguided attempt. (Sunday, Littlefield, $10-12)

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